post #1 of Old 05-01-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yaesu FT8900

Quad band transceiver

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post #2 of Old 11-01-2008, 12:30 PM
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Yaesu FT8900

Quad band radio is the only way to fly... see you on 2, 6, and 10 meters, as well as 450!
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post #3 of Old 11-30-2008, 02:30 PM
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Yaesu FT8900

Bought this rig on a recommendation from my buddy who has a couple of the same rig. Matched with the Diamond 8900 antenna its an awesome setup
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post #4 of Old 05-21-2009, 12:53 PM
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QUAD BAND love it on the trail and arround town. Great for SKYWARN spotters. Paired with the diamond 8900 works great.
Works great as a repeater for my VX-7R as well.

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Best radio for its purpose out there.
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post #6 of Old 11-19-2009, 10:03 PM
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Great radio! I have had one in my pickup for 9 months now. Easy to operate and loaded with features including my favorite......"Crossband Repeat" I have only used 2/6/70 bands since I have yet to upgrade to "General Class"

I like this radio so much, I plan to buy 4 more for a second radio at home, the RV, Wifes car, and Jeep.




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post #7 of Old 12-02-2011, 04:26 PM
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I strongly reccomend this radio, it takes a little bit of effort to get used to the menus, like any yaesu but once you do it's 50 watts of goodness. Mod is fairly simple to perform and allows a very wide band of tx and rx options.

Throw away your cb's and get yourself a ham radio, it's a game changer for communications
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post #8 of Old 03-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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This is a great radio for the radio operator who wants it all, with few compromises. With the option to operate on the 10m, 6m, 2m, and 70cm bands, it's hard to beat this radio for small and versatility. This radio is great for functioning within several different groups spread over different bands.

This radio shouldn't even be considered by operators that will do little more than talk over the air. It's not worth the money and features for the casual user. Also note that, as a ham radio unit, you will need a FCC license to operate with this radio (and an upgraded license to use 10m at all).
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post #9 of Old 05-18-2015, 01:12 PM
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I bought this radio after returning from a communications relevant USAF Tech School and installed it in my Ford Ranger with the recommended "Quad-band" antenna.

Seven years later I removed it from the Ranger and installed it in my '05 TJ this time utilizing the remote mounting kit and a Comet B-10 UHF/VHF antenna instead of the big Quad-band which I will use later...maybe.

After seven years of use such as chiming in with weather reports when the local emergency nets are activated, listening to people yak, and talking to friends this radio has given me zero trouble.

I live in Mississippi so the highest temperature it's been exposed to is probably around 110F plus whatever that equates to inside a vehicle in addition to humidity. The coldest sustained temperatures would be +10F to +20F. The LCD display behaves as one would expect in the cold but with no lasting effects. Lately, I can't bring myself to put the windows and doors back on the Jeep so the control head and the main unit have experienced misting from driving in the rain. Outright immersion would be a bad idea but a little rain and mist is nothing to be overly concerned with. My truck was my daily driver and now my TJ is my daily driver so the radio has always been there experiencing whatever I put it through day to day regarding spills, jarring, and other surprises.

I use a computer program to reprogram my memory when I want to make a lot of changes, but most changes are small enough to just use the radio's interface.

Please note I have only toyed with W.I.R.E.S. but I have used it successfully. This radio is overkill for what I use it for at the time being, but I appreciate the memory/programming capabilities. If I wanted to I could easily swap/sell it.

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post #10 of Old 02-26-2016, 09:51 AM
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Great Quad Band Mobile HAM. Currently running to 3 antenna mounts, 2 NMO mounts on the roof for the 70cm and 2M, and a Breedlove Ball-Mount that I have a 6M and 10M whip for. Very versatile on all bands, I've done the MARS/CAP mod to extend the trans freq range which allows aerial bands and also covers police freqs for emergency comms.
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